VOTE: LACK OF CONFIDENCE IN HEADTEACHER.

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LACK OF CONFIDENCE in Headteacher (Miss Walker) to lead & manage Whaley Thorns Primary School.

OFSTED report for:   October 2015:      Requires improvement.

                                     November 2016:  Requires improvement.

We are a small community village that are lucky enough to have our own Primary School that offers education to children from the age of 3 to 11. Our school has a very important role in our community & many parents of children who attend this school today were once pupils there themselves. Our children deserve the best start in life & receiving a good standard of education in the early days is crucial if they are to progress well later on in life. It's our job, our obligation as parents to make sure that this is achieved. 

Yes, our school budget (like many others) has been cut, but is it being spent wisely, allocated to the areas where it is needed & can make a positive difference to our Children's learning? All we keep hearing is "it's a deprived area".

Are our teachers & staff receiving the appropriate support which enables them to teach in a positive & productive way, being given the opportunity to implement new ideas & ways of teaching to reach out to all their pupils, being made to feel valued & are they given the opportunity to voice their opinions & concerns?

If we don't act on this situation now, if parents continue to take their children out of this school, moving them to other local schools in the area that have received more satisfactory OFSTED reports, we could face closure of our school. Every child that leaves, the school funding follows that child.

If you agree that we need to appoint a new Headteacher, that you no longer have confidence in Miss Walker to lead & manage our school, then join me & sign this petition. Lets see if we can stand together & bring positive change to our local community primary school.



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